Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Updates: School construction at slave cemetery site in North Carolina
Here are another couple of links about a proposal to build a school over what some say is a former slave cemetery, from the NBC affiliate and the Raleigh News & Observer, the latter of which includes news that a citizens advisory board is backing a rezoning effort to make it easier for the school to be built. It also says that cemetery preservationists are critical of the work done by a consultant that examining the site, and that they also think Native Americans are buried there.
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
Where do we go when we die? This blog explores the places where cemeteries and land use intersect, and examines what urban planners and thinkers, communities and others are doing (and not doing) about cemeteries.
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I am a journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and rural issues. I studied GIS, and I blog about cemeteries and land use, urban issues, and honey. All views expressed are those of the author alone.